Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oh no, the weekend is half over!!!

Ahhh....the studio is clean, dusted, scented and flowered. Ready again for some creative activity.

Today I spent most of the day putting away recent purchases and organizing. I also made 18 quilt sandwiches (14") for a freemotion workshop I've enrolled in for next month, and I even called one of the shops and signed up for a convergence quilt class at the end of September. Progress! (and education).

You can see the black/white/green on the desk. I went so far as to have it back on the machine, torn between doing a bunch more freemotion on individual geometric blocks or leaving it stand with it's small bit of freemotion and every block ditch stitched. Well, call it divine intervention, but as soon as I put the needle to fabric the bobbin thread ran out, so I took that as a sign that it is done and cut binding. Need to measure to be sure I have enough to go around, but I'm in procrastination mode right now. Most likely tomorrow, and assuming I've got the binding length covered, I'll have finally finished this one. My daughter will be thrilled.

This is some fabric I picked up in a quilt shop in Hershey last weekend. They had this great kit that used this particular line and I almost bought it, but realizing that I've got enough fabric for the immediate future, I picked up a yard of each of these to maybe integrate into whatever it is I use my South African indigos for. Those are all blue, so these two might come into play as balance. We shall see.

I think I'll spend the rest of tomorrow cutting out the Kaffe Fassett fabs for the tote bag. I've also got two charity quilts to bind and 3 preemie quilts to make. And Neptune is waiting to be quilted. Do I wait until I've had the class, or do I just wing it and save my new wealth of knowledge to use on whatever's next?

Oh, by the way, I didn't win Mega Millions last night. Guess that Bernina 830 and the longarm will just have to wait until Tuesday. :)


  1. Ha, ha...I'm a lottery player too and also didn't win this weekend. I'm aiming for a Bernina 820 (don't need all those embroidery stitches). With that, and the nearly 12-inch throat, I'd be able to do everything I want. I'm fairly easy to please.

  2. I thought the 820 was a reasonable machine, but I figure if I had that kind of money to spend I might as well go for all the bells and whistles in case I decided I needed to embroider at some point. Otherwise, I might just go for the longarm.


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